The Get Down: Everything You Need To Know About The New Netflix Show

The Get Down: Everything You Need To Know About The New Netflix Show

The Get Down is about to steal away the rest of your summer

Attention all Netflix fans! New Netflix show The Get Down is about to drop, and to say that we're excited is probably the understatement of the year.

Directed by the legendary Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet, yeah, amazing), The Get Down is the newest Netflix original show guaranteed to steal away the rest of your summer... and, quite possibly your social life. Forget Stranger Things guys, The Get Down is yet another reason to stay indoors and binge-watch Netflix instead of going out and engaging with the world. Hooray!

And because it's Baz Luhrmann, expect lots of jazzy costumes, sumptuous sets, and of course, one killer soundtrack. Amen. So, ahead of its Netflix premiere on August 12, here's everything you need to know about The Get Down AKA you're new favourite TV show.

What's it about...

It's 1977, and New York is on the brink of bankruptcy. While the city battles with social inequality and financial discord, a new art form emerges from the street. Told through the lives, music, art and dance of the kids from the South Bronx, The Get Down chronicles the birth of hip hop and the last days of disco. Plus, as we mentioned before, it's directed by four-time Oscar winner Baz Luhrmann who doesn't pull any punches when it comes to musical-led drama. Yeah, it's going to be pretty special.

Who's in it...

Baz Luhrmann is well known for his classy casting, and it looks as though The Get Down may be yet another occasion where he's hit the talent nail on the head. The cast includes a mix of somewhat familiar faces and newcomers including: Shameik Moore (Shaolin Fantastic), Justice Smith (Ezekiel “Books” Figuero), Herizen Guardiola (Mylene Cruz), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Cadillac), Skylan Brooks (Ra-Ra Kipling), Tremaine Brown Jr. (Boo Boo Kiping), Mamoudou Athie (Grandmaster Flash), Jimmy Smits (Francisco “Papa Fuerte” Cruz) and Giancarlo Esposito (Ramon Cruz).

Oh, and Jaden Smith is also appearing as Dizzee Kipling. We bet dad Will Smith is trés proud...

The trailer...

The trailer is out guys! Check it out below.

When is it out?

The Get Down season one makes its UK Netflix premiere on Friday August 12. Make a date in the diary people.


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